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Elizabethan England
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 X 10-1/2
  • ISBN-10: 1604133791
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-379-0
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 05/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 391
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 64

Summary

Focusing on the Elizabethan era in England, a period from about 1550 to 1603, this title shows various examples of the fascinating clothing worn by everyone from the noblemen and middle classes to the countryfolk and military men. England during the time of Queen Elizabeth I is well-known to students as the time of Shakespeare’s plays and other courtly drama. Photographs and illustrations from popular plays and movies show vivid examples of Elizabethan dress, which will assist students who are studying the common costumes and accessories of the time.

Chapters include:

  • The Elizabethan World
  • Women’s Wear at Court
  • Men’s Wear at Court
  • The Middle Classes and Professions
  • Countryfolk, Townsfolk, and Servants
  • Soldiers and Sailors
  • Children
  • Accessories.

Specifications

Full-color photographs and illustrations. Bibliography. Glossary. Index.

About the Author(s)

Kathy Elgin studied English at the University of London, specializing in drama and 19th-century literature. After a full-time publishing career as a writer and editor, she worked for several years as a dance and theater critic before joining the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1987. Now focused on writing, she has written many books, including titles in the Chelsea House sets Fashions of a Decade, Costume and Fashion Source Books, and Costume Around the World.

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